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More bike trails could be coming to Sioux City

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As part of Sioux City's efforts to become a "Blue Zone" city, more bike paths could be appearing. As part of Sioux City's efforts to become a "Blue Zone" city, more bike paths could be appearing.
SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KTIV) -

Colder weather may deter some from riding their bikes, but come spring, you'll see bicyclists all over the road.

As part of Sioux City's efforts to become a "Blue Zone" city, more bike paths could be appearing. City planners want to add more than 80 miles of paths, which would connect to existing trails in town.

As part of the project, nearly 300 signs would go up across town to alert drivers of the new biking areas, including bike lanes, like you'd see in larger cities.  

The project would cost about $10,000, but that money would come from groups from outside the city. Planners are excited that the trails could get even greater in the future.

"It will be ever evolving as we add new trails, new amenities. We do street reconstruction projects that might include some type of amenities for bicyclists. So it'll literally be changing as our community changes," said Jill Wanderscheid, transportation planner for the city of Sioux City.

On Monday, the city council will review the routes to see where the bike lanes could be added. If approved, the work could begin early next year.

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